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Winter in Mauritius

Mauritius has a tropical climate. There are only two seasons here – summer and winter. Summer is from November to April and winter is from May to October.

Walking through crunchy leaves which are turning into glorious shades of red and gold – isnt’t it spirit-lifting? I believe it’s due partly to the fabulous shades of the leaves. All the colours of winter (autumn, or fall) are warm, cheerful tones, and they help lift depression and cheer one up.

These colours bring to mind lots of images – the flames in a real log fire, thoughts of warmer weather and peaches and cream. Many subtle blends of these colourings work well together and they can be amongst the prettiest of flower arrangements.

The range of flowers, fresh and otherwise, available in these peachy tones is maybe not quite as large as that of other shades, such as pink or yellow, however there exists loads from which to choose. A vase contaning nothing but leaves, in various shades of red, gold and green, would look wonderful, the only disadvantage being the speed with which they sometimes drop. Glycerined leaves are very pretty as well, especially beech leaves, which turn a marvellous coppery colour. Berries, leaves and other seasonal offerings can make a splendid collection in a casual setting.

So, next winter, don’t forget to collect the pretty leaves and make a beautiful arrangement.

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February 6, 2012 Posted by | Plants, flowers, nature and gardening | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My passions… in my own words

My passions. Anyone who knows me knows about my passions – or at least a few of ’em.

They range from crime & courts, murder stories/movies, plants/flowers/nature and gardening to books (again books relating to murder stories, crime & courts) and my dog. It doesn’t mean I’m not going to talk about other things. You might indeed be surprised.

Anyway, here is the home page of this blog. I hope to be able to write regularly and passionately. I would of course love to hear what you have to say about my posts; I therefore invite you to send your comments here and your pictures by email. You can write in English, French or Creole.

January 27, 2012 Posted by | Home | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment